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The Coffee Shop / Re: The MWC Bar/Red Barren Bar
« Last post by Mark T on August 12, 2018, 07:50:16 AM »

I saw that too. While we are here, do you have any thoughts on how best to repopulate the site?
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Self-Publishing Central / Re: ISBN Numbers
« Last post by Mark T on August 12, 2018, 07:47:01 AM »

If you do, please let us know how the experience was, and whether you would recommend this as a useful resource.
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Welcome Board - START HERE! / New person
« Last post by Lisa B1968 on August 12, 2018, 05:56:04 AM »
Hi I'm Lisa - just a quick introduction so I'm not rambling on first time around!  I'm hoping to kick start my writing after a long break. I did a Writer's News course over six years ago. I really enjoyed it, especially getting the feed back. I want to go to a local writing course at college but they mainly start up mid September. I'm not financially in a position to pay out for the online distance learning as I paid a lot for an AAT course two years ago and am still suffering the overdraft - you'd think they would have made a bookkeeper out of me by now! My first love is writing so I have returned to that as words seem easier to play with than numbers - now my brain is hitting menopause territory!
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The Coffee Shop / Re: The MWC Bar/Red Barren Bar
« Last post by Noizchild on August 11, 2018, 08:26:34 PM »
It was down last night.
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Self-Publishing Central / Re: ISBN Numbers
« Last post by thecreativewriter on August 11, 2018, 10:05:10 AM »
Not me, I'm afraid. Perhaps you can find online reviews of the company concerned? But what's your time worth, if it's only 15 quid?

Well it seems to have very good reviews and its on the site of one of the official ISBN sites so it must be ok and yeah, its only 15 so may as well as give it a try eh?
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Self-Publishing Central / Re: ISBN Numbers
« Last post by Mark T on August 10, 2018, 06:13:29 AM »

Not me, I'm afraid. Perhaps you can find online reviews of the company concerned? But what's your time worth, if it's only 15 quid?
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The Gallery / Re: A Sad Thought- poem
« Last post by Mark T on August 10, 2018, 06:10:24 AM »

I call myself a poet, so thanks for that. Maybe there will be AI poetry bots in the future. 
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The Coffee Shop / Re: The MWC Bar/Red Barren Bar
« Last post by Mark T on August 10, 2018, 06:07:14 AM »

The strength of MWC is that it shows up well on search engines and there is a steady trickle of newcomers to rebuild the site after the mass emigration. Yes, it will never be quite the same again but that is no reason to abandon hope. It will be better to just get on with  participating instead of bemoaning things that cannot be undone. Just saying. 
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Review My Poetry / Re: Help with tenses
« Last post by Mark T on August 10, 2018, 05:57:10 AM »
The writing is quite dense in places and therefore difficult to follow - sometimes poetry can be like giving directions - easy to give but not to understand so much. But there are sections that are quite good, in a raw sort of way. I liked this line that stood out for me, and I suggest you try starting the poem with this. The first draft is putting big chunks of thought down and then you can sift through and edit to more accurately define your intentions to the reader. Don't be afraid to slash and burn your words in the review, nothing sacred there and there are plenty more available.

Today I met a woman who's never been a mother,
life denied her, so now I'm another daughter

Just a suggestion. You see how surplus bits fall away so you can get closer to the core of things. Adding the word 'another' clarifies your relationship with your own mother ie normal - it is internal rhyme with 'mother' and smoothens out the meter (rhythm).
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Self-Publishing Central / Re: ISBN Numbers
« Last post by thecreativewriter on August 10, 2018, 05:42:37 AM »
I would suggest shopping around online in places with a weaker currency, like South Africa, for example.

What less than 15 like this site do? Ill be honest i have tried but all i get come up is expensive sites like Neilson and another one that i forget the name of. This one was the least expensive so far but with people using Neilson and another one i just wondered if anyone had tried the one i mentioned.
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